AI: If You're Lonely, Try Chatterbots
Doug Bailey (Doug.Bailey@ey.com)
Thu, 8 Apr 1999 11:22:56 -0400
Excerpt from "The New Straits Times" (4/5/99), Copyright 1999
Neuromedia (http://www.neuromedia.com): Corporate chatterbot
answers questions about Neuromedia's chatterbot software.
Barry (http://www.fringeware.com/bot/barry.html): Fringeware's
Barry De Facto customer service chatterbot and this year's Turing
Julia's home page (http://www.fuzine.com/mlm/julia.html): Perhaps
the most widely used chatterbot, Julia lives all over the Internet
in text-based chat rooms.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology chatterbot answers questions
about the university's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and world
The Simon Laven page (http://www.toptown.com/hp/sjlaven): A chatterbot
fan page with news, reviews and a link to Eliza, a chatterbot that
simulates a psychoanalyst's conversation with a patient.
Botspot (http://www.botspot.com): A comprehensive guide to all types
of bot designs and applications.
The Forbin Project (http://birch.eecs.lehigh.edu/alice/forbin.html):
This site documents conversations between chatterbots. Its name is
taken from a 1969 film in which a Russian supercomputer and an
American one plot to take over the world.
Home page of the Loebner Prize (http://www.loebner.net/Prizef/loebnerprize.
html): Past winners, sample dialogues and entry information
from the annual Turing test.
THE first six sites will put you in touch with chatterbots
ready to receive your questions; the remaining sites feature
information about chatterbot technology and artificial intelligence.
Wallace's chatterbot has the evasive style of a politician.